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Real Estate Agents Mount Keira – 2016/17 Performance

Mount Keira Real Estate Agents sold 20 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 20 Mount Keira houses took 60 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price.

The best Mount Keira Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Mount Keira agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. With over 45 agents operating in the Wollongong Bal council area servicing the Mount Keira market and 17 agencies, vendors should only use those Mount Keira agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Mount Keira property.

With total house price growth of 29% over the last five years Mount Keira agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Mount Keira houses over the last year has been above the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 6% (5yr average 6%).

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Mount Keira and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Mount Keira property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Mount Keira real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Mount Keira real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

Suburb Overview

Mount Keira is a 464 metre high mountain lying 4 kilometres northwest of the city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Its distinctive shape and proximity to Wollongong make it a major local landmark. It is noted for the views of the city from the popular summit lookout and its history of coal mining. It was formed as part of the Illawarra escarpment fold between 80 and 60 million years ago and the erosion by creeks that ensued.

Mount Keira is also the name of the suburb that includes the mountain's summit and southern flank.

Keira is an indigenous Australian term meaning large lagoon or high mountain. The aborigines called it Djera, meaning wild turkey. The first maps of the area called it Keera, later adding the i.

Mount Keira forms part of the Illawarra escarpment which it joins by a high saddle on the back side. It is capped by a westward sloping plateau of relatively hard sandstone ringed on the remaining 3 sides by cliffs. From the cliff base the mountain slopes down to the surrounding foothills and coastal plain. From Wollongong the mountain looks rather flat topped;while from the north it appears part of the escarpment.

Mount Keira forms part of the Illawarra escarpment which it joins by a high saddle on the back side. It is capped by a westward sloping plateau of relatively hard sandstone ringed on the remaining 3 sides by cliffs. From the cliff base the mountain slopes down to the surrounding foothills and coastal plain. From Wollongong the mountain looks rather flat topped;while from the north it appears part of the escarpment.

The majority of the mountain is forested with eucalypt forest and sub-tropical rainforest, while civilization encroaches on the lower slopes. Surrounding suburbs are : Balgownie, Mount Pleasant;Mount Ousley;Keiraville;West Wollongong;Figtree and Mount Kembla.

The mountain is drained by several creeks, and has many gullies on its slopes such as the ones present on the ring track and the one directly south of the mountain known as Hell Hole after an axe murder by a convict who dispatched a labourer known as Old Tom in Byarong Creek. The south and western slopes are drained by Byarong Creek which flows west of Byarong Park before descending to Figtree and then to the sea. The eastern slopes are drained by creeks that flow into Para or Fairy Creek which flows through the Wollongong Botanic Gardens before arriving at Fairy Lagoon at Puckeys Estate Reserve. The northern slopes are drained by Cabbage Tree Creek.

Mount Ousley Road climbs up the northern spur and over the escarpment and is the major road link between Wollongong and Sydney. On the road is the small suburb of Mount Pleasant. At Mount Pleasant is the Illawarra Rhododendron Park, located on Parrish Avenue near the start of the Mount Pleasant Track. It contains thousands of azaleas and hundreds of rhododendrons as well as camellias. A section of rainforest is located in the top section with short walking trails. The park covers 13 hectares.

On the southern side, Mount Keira Road leaves suburbia and winds its way through the bush up the back of the mountain, giving access to the Kemira coal mine, Byarong park, Girl Guides camp, Scout camp, and ultimately the summit lookout via Queen Elizabeth Drive. The Scout camp was established in 1939 by Sid Hoskins and later described by Lady Baden Powell as "surely one of the most beautiful campsites in the world" using much of the route used by O'Briens Road but descending the south and west slopes of Mount Keira rather than Mount Nebo, a nearby hill to Mount Keira's south. Byarong Park was originally a pit pony grazing area, the ponies were stabled at the site of the Girl Guide camp.

In 1955 the Rotary Club of Wollongong, with the active support of local government and businesses, constructed the summit lookout. In 2005, the Summit Park refurbishment provided an opening up of magnificent vistas of the coastal plain from Kiama to Sydney, and is managed as an annex of the Wollongong Botanic Garden. It contains 9.4 hectares of land and it is a major tourist destination, many visitors to Wollongong climbing the Ken Ausburn Track.

As well as overlooking Wollongong, the summit provides views from the Kurnell Oil Refinery 53 kilometres north to the northern headland of Jervis Bay, 64 kilometres south, as well as the Blue Mountains to the far west and out to sea to the east for 77 kilometres. On a good day it is easy to see the northern escarpment and, from the Victoria Rock Lookout, reached by a short trail or cliff track, one can see Knights Hill, Mount Kembla and Saddleback Mountain clearly. Summit facilities include car parking spaces, toilets, picnic areas with wooden tables and benches and a kiosk /restaurant, the Mountaintop. An early man to climb the mountain of note was botanist Allan Cunningham.

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